Three Montgomery County Students Chosen Semifinalists in Broadcom MASTERS Competition 


Congratulations to the following Montgomery County students who were identified as semifinalists in the national middle school science competition, Broadcom MASTERS. 

Joseph Simak, Grade: 7th
School: Takoma Park Middle School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Project Title: Proteolytic Activity of Gastric Mucosa Homogenate of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Black Bullhead Catfish (Ameiurus melas), Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) and Chicken (Gallus g. domesticus), Assayed by Gelatin Plate Method

Sudhish Swain, Grade: 8th
School: Takoma Park Middle School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Project Title: A Method to Produce Clean, Safe, and Affordable Drinking Water Using Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Generated by an Electrode-less Bulb in a Household Microwave Oven

Yun Yeung, Grade: 7th
School: Takoma Park Middle School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Project Title: Using Machine Learning for Breast Cancer Prognosis

2020 ISEF Finalists Receive Special Award at 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair from AVASC Foundation*


 Anjan Sesetty, Poolesville High School, and Ishaan Jain, Richard Montgomery High School received a second award for their project, ‘A Novel Obstructive Sleep Apnea Management System’. The AVASC Foundation selected their project from the 1012 international projects submitted based on the following criteria: the project 'displays outstanding creativity, ingenuity, and has the potential to alleviate the human condition or marks a substantive advancement in the scientific field'. Due to the pandemic, 2020 Regeneron ISEF was a virtual fair; however, judges were able to evaluate the projects based upon the abstracts and videos submitted by the entrants.

* Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation, Inc.

ScienceMONTGOMERY announces its 2020 ISEF Finalists

Ben Nachod (Sophomore, Poolesville High School) USMD03 EGSD026

Analysis of the Degradation and Biogas Yield of the Anaerobic Digestion of PHBV, PLA, Cellulose, and PET Bioplastics with Wastewater Sludge Inoculum

Dhruv Pai (Sophomore, Montgomery Blair High School) USMD03 SOFT030

PrediGen: Tracing Genealogy of Medical Devices

Anjan Sesetty and Ishaan Jain (Freshmen, Poolesville High School and Richard Montgomery High School, respectively) USMD03 ENBM029T

A Novel Obstructive Sleep Apnea Management System

Ambrose Yang (Senior, Montgomery Blair High School)  USMD03 MATH031

Analogues of the Robin-Lagarias Criteria for the Riemann Hypothesis

Alternate: Ethan Tang (Senior, Montgomery Blair High School)

Characterizing Cesium Iodide and Bismuth Germinate Scintillators and Phoswich Detectors for Gamma-Ray Space Telescopes

Winners of Aerospace Engineering and Sciences Essay Contest Sponsored by AIAA NCS

5 First Place Awards: 

·one-year student membership in AIAA 

·invitation to the ‘Mission Design Lifecycle’ 3-Day Experience @ NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center 

 this July 28-29-30 (subject to Coronavirus impacts) 

Yash Anand (junior, Montgomery Blair High School) 

The Evolving Universe: The Relationship Between Super Massive Black Holes and Their Galaxies

Dennis Chunikhin  (freshman, Thomas S. Wootton High School) 

Optimizing Star Tracking and Alignment of Astronomical Images Using Deep Learning

Jenna Shi  (junior, Thomas S. Wootton High School) 

The Effects of Growing Condition on Microgreens: A 21st Century New Food

Sujay Swain  (junior, Montgomery Blair High School)

Increasing Efficiency of Solar Panels using Curved Solar Cells and Innovative Optics

Ethan Tang (senior, Montgomery Blair High School) 

Characterizing Cesium Iodide and Bismuth Germanate Scitillators and Phoswich Detectors for Gamma-Ray Space Telescopes